Awaiting a conference call to start with Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum. The password was Free Agency. Gotta love a PR Dept with a sense of humor.
A couple of updates. The Bart Scott deal is done. Six years, $48 million. A little anecdote that you probably will read only here and which I just reported on Sirius:
Jets head coach Rex Ryan, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine and new secondary coach Dennis Thurman called Bart Scott last night at 12:02am. From Scott's driveway. The trio drove to his neighborhood and waited until the official start of free agency and phoned. Wouldn't you have signed with the team after that?
In other news, with a hole at tight end, I'm told that the team is bringing in Robert Royal who played the last three seasons with the Buffalo Bills and was with the Redskins for four years prior to that.
They are also going to meet with safety Jim Leonhard who has played the last year for, who else, the Baltimore Ravens and for the Bills from 2005-2007.
Another one of my sources tells me that there is also talk of a trade for Lito Sheppard. He is to meet with the team this weekend. From what I hear, Corey Ivy is on hold.
Brandon Moore, who was released yesterday and Tony Richardson are about to be re-signed.
If Tannenbaum and Ryan have anything new to add, I'll put it up at the end of the call.